In the 21st century as smartphones become more and more technologically advanced the expectation is that the overall experience will become better, faster, and sharper with them. If you’re playing your favourite casino games like Australian online blackjack, Roulette and Slots for example using a mobile casino app on a smartphone you would expect them to be impressively-rendered with exquisite visuals and high fidelity.
One of the bones of contention, regarding mobile casinos specifically but many other apps besides, is whether they should use HTML5 as their go-to graphics and multimedia player or whether they should stick with that trusted stalwart Flash.
As things stand it seems likely that the Flash heyday has passed and that casino gaming will more and more employ HTML5 instead. There are many reasons for this both do with the waning power of Flash and the growing power of HTML5. It appears that Flash is failing to keep up with the increasingly sophisticated nature of dynamic mobile content, such as in a mobile casino, showing itself to be unstable and prone to jarring or even crashing when trying to produce complex streams of data.
HTML5, on the other hand, manages for the most part to avoid this primarily because of its nature as it is direct code as oppose to being a plug-in like Flash. Without getting too technical essentially what this means is that Flash requires an extra step of processes to bring dynamic content to life, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the more steps required the more fragile something becomes.
With the less-sophisticated content of the nineties and early noughties this was ok, but it seems like now with the new generation of smartphones the ball has landed squarely in HTML5′s court – both for use in mobile casino apps and many other things besides.